Nudity for Sale

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production year

1992

Premiere

28 January 1993

Runtime

93 min

Director

Vít Olmer

Category

film

Genre

crime, action

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Nahota na prodej

Czech title

Nahota na prodej

English title

Nudity for Sale

Summary

Director Vít Olmer endeavours to follow the enthusiastic response of the audience to his previous film Big Money. This time he chooses the theme of forced prostitution.

Synopsis

A young girl Renata escapes from a Roma gang. An investigative journalist, Egon Hoza, picks up Nancy Spacek, an American of Czech origin, at the airport. Nancy is working on a treatise on the independence of the Czech media. Egon starts his car with a non-functional ignition system, with the help of wires from the switching case. The zookeeper Malý, whose daughter Dita is missing, asks the journalists for help. Egon stops a Roma pickpocket from robbing Nancy but the woman's cronies pounce on him. He is helped by a former policeman, now a private detective, nicknamed Polda about whom Egon once wrote a laudatory article. Polda provides Nancy with lodgings. The journalist's wife Eva is a psychologist and she constantly reproaches her husband. In his search for Dita, Egon meets her friend Renata hiding in the ZOO and the girl tells him what happened. The two girls were kidnapped by pimps who violently forced them into prostitution. Egon takes photos of TIR juggernauts, prostitutes and pimps in a notorious car park in Rudná and the editor-in-chief only unwillingly agrees to publish a story about it. Egon introduces Nancy to the subject but the naive foreigner accuses him of racism. Polda joins the investigation and leaves for Rudná with Egon. Nancy, armed with Polda's gun, secretly follows them and saves them in their escape from the pimps by shooting into the air. But she herself is caught by the Roma. The boss of the gang, Judita, releases the American and offers to collaborate with her, handing her a video cassette with a porn movie as a sample. Polda reproaches Egon that he only had trouble due to his article and had to leave the police after November 1989. The three investigate a town neighborhood which is mostly inhabited by the Roma population. Egon pretends to be a lawyer of the "businesswoman" Nancy. The negotiations are interrupted by an attack by skinheads hired by Polda to cause a stir. Eva invites her psychiatrist colleague to deal with her husband and the outraged Egon moves away to the Polda's place. The pimps find Renata who betrays all she knows about Egon under pressure. They install an explosive charge on his car's ignition system but Egon does not use the starter. A prostitute called Squirrel, whom Polda recognized in the porn video, gives the investigators a lead to a run-down château which is just been sold at an auction and where the porn movies are made. The auction's winner, a gangster boss, considers Egon a possible future colleague. Egon spends a night with Nancy, but when the gangsters assault Eva he returns to his wife. He intentionally tells the Roma boss Judita that the seemingly honourable company does not invite its Roma "white meat" suppliers to its château party. At the party, Nancy and Polda find Dita making love to a German named Karl. But the girl does not want to go home because Karl has promised to take her to Germany. The uninvited Roma people appear at the party, and the ensuing quarrel grows into fight and then a shootout. Egon, Polda and Nancy run away. The Roma pimps want to leave in Egon's car but as soon as they start it, the bomb explodes. The château burns down. The editor-in-chief is willing to publish the article only with emendations. Egon understands why – he glimpses the boss who wants to buy their publishing house in the editorial office. The cop and Egon say farewell to Nancy at the airport. The demented and perverted murderer Fuko is waiting for them in the car park and wants to avenge his relatives but he falls victim to his infatuation – a reversing car crushes him as he masturbates into the exhaust pipe.

Note

The literary model of the film became a real case, which Josef Klíma processed in the report Gypsy Crime (Cikánský zločin) for the Reflex magazine.

Cast

Lukáš Vaculík

reportér Egon Hoza

Jiří Krampol

soukromý detektiv zvaný Polda, bývalý policista

Kája Třísková

americká studentka Nancy Spaceková

Marie Reisnerová

šéfová Judita, kuplířka

Jiří Šolc

tajemník šéfa

Jiří Pomeje

řízek, pobočník šéfa

Pavel Bobrov

Dubbing Ladislav Županič
pasák Dežo

Julij Timofejev

zvrhlík Fuko, Juditin syn

Ivana Velichová

psycholožka Eva, Egonova manželka

Martina Adamcová

pornoherečka Zrzka

Lenka Jelínková

Renata, Ditina kamarádka

Oldřich Navrátil

šéfredaktor

Jaroslav Someš

psychiatr Karel

Vítězslav Jirsák

ošetřovatel zvířat Malý, Ditin otec

Vlastimil Zavřel

podpraporčík

Martin Hron

nadstrážmistr

Roman Skamene

majitel live-show

Jaromíra Mílová

sekretářka v redakci

Milan Gunár

pasák Elvis

Barbora Kněžourová

Evička, Evina dcera

Alena Fadbárová

Jolanka, Juditina dcera

Ludvík Čonka

návštěvník baru

Petr Drozda

velitel ochranky šéfa zvaný Rambo

Ivo Gavlas

licitátor

Josef Košař

Němec Karl

Josef Klíma

novinář

Naděžda Bobrova

Romka

Jolana Demeterová

Romka

Nina Šnurková

Romka

Nikolas Bado

Rom

Maxim Bizev

Rom

Sergej Bobrov

Rom

Marek Cína

Rom

Ondřej Červeňák

Rom

Emil Gadžor

Rom

Josef Gadžor

Rom

Vladislav Gadžor

Rom

Jan Grundza

Rom

Robert Grundza

Rom

Štefan Gunár

Rom

Julius Horváth

Rom

Roman Horváth

Rom

Josef Karchňák

Rom

Nikolaj Koroljov

Rom

Milan Kroka

Rom

Andrej Ličartovský

Rom

Zdeno Ščerba

Rom

Milan Šenki st.

Rom

Vojtěch Taragoš

Rom

Michal Vaštág

Rom

Ivana Gunárová

členka romské kapely

Josef Balog

člen romské kapely

Jan Demeter

člen romské kapely

Josef Demeter

člen romské kapely

Ferenc Ernest

člen romské kapely

Geze Grundza

člen romské kapely

Josef Grundza

člen romské kapely

Karel Dvořák (2)

skin

Matěj Kaucký

skin

Martin Kupr

skin

Marcel Macek

skin

Jan Rajm

skin

Tomáš Šmíd

skin

Luděk Vařbuchta

skin

Martin Vrlík

skin

Martin Zeman

skin

Crew and creators

Director

Vít Olmer

Second Unit Director

Jan Křížek

Assistant Director

Jan Vaculík, Zdeněk Švarc

Script Supervisor

Ivana Nováková (3)

Screenstory

Josef Klíma

Based on

Josef Klíma (Cikánský zločin – reportáž z časopisu Reflex)

Shooting Script

Vít Olmer

Script Editor

Jiří Blažek

Director of Photography

Juraj Fándli

Second Unit Photography

Vladimír Kolář

Camera Operator

Vladimír Duben, Jan Smolík, Jiří Pechar (steadicam), Petr Bautz (služba u kamery), Jaroslav Šátek (služba u kamery)

Production Designer

David Saudek, Tomáš Mašín

Set Designer

Jan Klíma (vedoucí výpravy), Martin Bárta (rekvizitář), Ladislav Janošek (rekvizitář), Jaroslav Kolman (zbrojíř), Miloš Stehlík (zbrojíř)

Costumes

Jana Ledecká (vedoucí kostymérka), Zuzana Moučková

Assistant Film Editor

Růžena Hejsková, Jana Šimonová

Sound Designer

Karel Jaroš

Assistant Sound Designer

Miloslav Vojslavský

Special Effects

Flash Barrandov, Jaroslav Štolba, Martin Kulhánek (pyrotechnik), Roman Tudžaroff (pyrotechnik)

Producer

Petr Soukup (Heureka Film)

Production Manager

Daniela Stašková

Production Supervisor

Filip Smola

Cooperation

Monika Machytková (klapka a sekretářka produkce), Lucie Zaradičková (klapka a sekretářka produkce), Ivan Měšťan (vrchní osvětlovač), Zdeněk Vávra (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Ondřej Soukup

Selected Music

Bedřich Smetana (Má vlast /Vltava/)

Songs

Bomber

Songwriter Ondřej Soukup
Singer Lucie Bílá

Out of My Sight

Songwriter Ondřej Soukup
Writer of Lyrics Oskar Petr
Singer Oskar Petr

E kapura

Singer Blanka BeňákováKristina GunárováMilan GunárŠtefan Gunár

Internacionála

Songwriter Pierre Degeyter
Writer of Lyrics Antonín MacekJosef Skalák
Singer Jiří Krampol

Production info

Original Title

Nahota na prodej

Czech Title

Nahota na prodej

English Title

Nudity for Sale

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

crime, action

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production Year

1992

Premiere

gala premiere 27 January 1993
distribution premiere 28 January 1993 /recommended for 18 and over/

Distribution slogan

The trio of heroes traces for business with prostitutes.

Production

Heureka Film, Heureka Production PF (výkonná produkce)

Copyright Holders

HEUREKA FILM, s.r.o.

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

93 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, English, German, Slovak

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Ivana Kačírková